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KwaSizabantu: When religion goes wrong

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Religion has been central to the human experience for millennia, generating beliefs and customs considered desirable in certain historical and cultural contexts
Religion has been central to the human experience for millennia, generating beliefs and customs considered desirable in certain historical and cultural contexts

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The revelations about the KwaSizabantu Mission in KwaZulu-Natal provide, yet again, a harrowing account of a religious institution that began with seemingly good intentions, but descended into a place generally inimical to human wellbeing.

For years, numerous misgivings and queries about certain rumours were arrogantly dismissed as the fabrications of enemies attempting to undermine its God-given mission.

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